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tape online showing the murder of steven sotloff. now they are trying to determine if the video is real. marcy gonzales is live now. >> u.s. intelligence officials have not been able to say if the video is authentic. his family is grieving asking for privacy as they await confirmation. word that another american journalist is executed by isis. this video appears to show steven sot loff calmly atting the camera, saying obama your foreign policy of intervention in iraq was to be for preservation for american lives and interest. why i am paying with my life. this comes just two weeks after james foley was bee heeded by
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isis. in that video they threatened that sotloff would be next. >> his mother made a failed video plea to the terrorists. >> as a mother i ask to you to be merciful and not punish my son for matters he has no control over. >> a militant with a knife on his side says he is back with response to u.s. strikes in iraq. and president obama is going to talk to nato allies. the president expressed sympathy and said that extensive efforts were made to rescue steven sotloff. >> our thoughts and prayers are with mr. sotloff and his friends and family.
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>> we learn that officials believe that isis is holding at least two other americans. reporting live, marcy gonzales, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you for that report. world news tonight with david muir will have the latest on the reported assassination of american journalist by isis. now to a developing story out of west philadelphia. the thief or thieves gave up to this lexus and smashed the window and made off with $140,000 worth of gold. lets go to the video, shortly after wards they were dusting the suv for fingerprints, the
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driver or owner was on the scene talking to police, this was reported as a theft, so it would seem he was not in the vehicle when it was smashed and all the gold taken, again $140,000 worth of gold, it's unclear if that was jewelry or what form it was in. this is a busy commercial area, we are waiting for detectives to respond to the scene, and hoping there is surveillance video on this busy commercial stretch. the driver of the suv is over at southwest detectives now. again $140,000 worth of gold stolen from this suv this noon. we are following this investigation.
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both of wilmington were riding in an suv when it slammed into several trees and rocks and bother men died. a third person was critically injured and the driver did suffer minor injuries. >> a father from maryland is facing serious charges after police say he left his toddler alone in a hot car. it's a story our delaware newsroom is following all day long. >> authorities say that justin middleton left his 14-month-old daughter in the car as he gambled in kent county, the car was running and the child did not appear in distress as first he denied leaving the baby in the car but then admitted to it. >> the buck county district attorney office is looking into claims at the hope boarding
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school. online it said that a school's founder had a sexual relationship with a student in the 1950s. he died in 1992, and now other potential victims contacted the d.a.'s office and claimed they were abused. they are looking to see if any still fall within the statute of limitations. a suspected bank robber did not get far with the loot in philadelphia's tacony section. the suspect walked into the citizens bank on torresdale avenue and demanded money, he got locked between two sets of doors and the dye pack exploded, he was then take and into custody. good news for pge customers, your bill will be cheaper this fall. natural gas rates are down and they are passing the rates on to customers. customers will see a 6.9% drop
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in customers that translates into savings this year. students across the delaware and lehigh valley dusted off their pens and pencils and went back to school. >> welcome back i'm so excited. >> the principal helen greeted each child as they got off the bus. >> they hurried into their classroom to meet their teacher and get to know new friends. >> mean child teachers gave a warm welcome back in -- and this kicked off with an assembly, before getting down to business and hitting the books. school buss were on the road in buck county and this one pulled into hill crest and excited students filed in eager to find classrooms and get started. though had their recently
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stocked backpacks and their new desks. at we'll show you how to get your kids back into their routines and important health information and tips on saving on school supplies. >> in other news tonight, sunoco crews are cleaning up a leak in a delaware refinery. they were cleaning up a leak at west third street at the refinery, the fire department was called out to help contain the area and just afternoon today sunoco took over the situation and no word on how much fuel actually leaked. time to see how traffic is rolling out there tonight. matt pellman is here with an update. back to school and back to work. and back to congestion. >> speaking of fuel, we have
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some here on the schuylkill expressway westbound side. i think that is why they have the left lane shut down approaching the roosevelt boulevard. a little spill and police are still out there. the vehicles involved in the crash are long gone and the westbound schuylkill is backed up from south street to that point approaching the boulevard. travel times are not quite as bad and can you use the river drive to get out of town. and the police activity to tell you about by morris street and a bunch of crashes in montgomery county, one in springfield township along paper mill road, one in cheltenham and one in 611 in abington and a crash in chester county closing down 926, head for meeting house road or lenape road instead. and a wreck involving a pedestrian on sixth road. back over to you. >> more to come on "action news" tonight. an all out search is underway in
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tennessee after a bunch of juveniles escape from a detention center. a bear that got itself into a sticky situation. we'll show you a heart warming video. >> we'll break the extreme heat and humidity with storms moving in from double scan from the west and talk about the drop in temperature midweek in accuweather. >> jeff skversky has more on the eagles as they get ready to open the season in jacksonville on sunday, that and more within "action news" continues in just a moment.
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tom wolf. he'd be a different kind of governor. he served in the peace corps in india. and then got a phd from mit. and as a businessman he gives between 20 and 30 percent of his profits back to his employees. when he served as pennsylvania's secretary of revenue. he turned down the perks. and donated his government salary to charity he refused take a state car, he drove his old jeep instead. can't argue with that. tom wolf. he'd bring a fresh start to pennsylvania.
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eight of 32 teenagers that broke out of a youth detention center are on the run tonight. they overwhelmed staff members and kicked out a metal panel on the building and kicked out a whack part of the fence. some teens captured were turned into by their parents. a girl that killed an instructor in arizona last week said it was heavy.
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they thought the girl was hurt by the gun's recoil. prosecutors are not filing charges in the case. apple says that some celebrity accounts were deliberately targeted and hacked and led to nude photos online. the individual accounts were compromised involveling their systems among the seb right victims oscar winner, jennifer lawrence. ahead in sports, season opener against jacksonville. hey jeff. nick foles had one of the great of the seasons in history. in year two with chip kelly, we are just five days away from the season opener. they were back to practice after a long labor day weekend, the
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focus on foles is all on jacksonville. what happened last year means nothing for the quarterback making his first opening day start. >> nothing bothers nick, that is an outstanding quality he has, he is same guy every single day whether we played really really well the week before or not so well the week before, that san interesting quality. you didn't know what you had because he had not been in games. he was not really tested. >> it's something that developed through the year, and on the basketball court, have no demeanor and i go anywhere. it's important to stay steady. >> well, the eagles need some steadiness out of their kicker, they gave former in favor of cody parker, who won the job
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with two 50-yard field goals in the preseason finale. i'm not surprised, a lot of hard work put into this and continued to do so. we are getting you set for kickoff. for sunday shows, game day kickoffs, with ducis rogers and mike quick and a full game recap, with the eagles game day finals. with "action news" at 11:00. phillies back at it at of combined no hitter. both general manager and manager and ruben amaro are safe for next season and gillic has full control of baseball decisions with david montgomery away on medical leave. changes are coming according to
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him, franco will make his major league debut. batting third and playing third base, 47 runs batted in and that is tops in the international league. we are a month away from the flyers season but how about this, zach ronaldo scores a new contract. look at these interesting outfits, it's everyone's dream to make it to the major leagues but i don't imagine this is what they think when they get called up. some baby outfits and tutu. rick and monica glad you never made me do that. and tutu. >> we would never do such a thing. >> yeah we would.
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>> rick would. >> we would run if we saw a bear. the bear has been walking around clarion, pennsylvania with what appears to be a bucket on its head. one man held it down and the man cut it off his head. one man held it down and the man cut it off his head. the bear was to prove a point about internet speeds, we slowed down an up escalator this is crazy like i don't get it, this one is working ladies, shouldn't up be as fast as down? yeah. shouldn't internet speeds match as well? yes. do your socks match? my socks match. do your eyeballs match? yes. cable does not match the speeds. makes you want to go mad. erggggh. only verizon fios comes with speed match. upload speeds as fast as your download speeds.
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delaware is changing the way it handles hundredors and fishes and the way it handles laws. now those that commit environmental infractions will be charged with violations instead of misdemeanors, meaning it will not be on their criminal record but they have to pay double the fine for their first offense. >> we were hunting for air conditioning anywhere. >> not feeling sept like out there. >> that will change in the seven day, we'll try to move the numbers back. looking at stormtracker 6 live double scan most of the region it's dry and hot and humid and a couple of downpours in lancaster and berks county, no longer thunderstorms they are falling apart quickly as they escape lancaster county and berks
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county and around reading just to the north and east of bethel, the lightning strikes are at zero now and heavy downpours as they work to the north and east. if they survive they may brush past kutztown. as we look at the numbers, 93 today, 10 degrees above the normal. 76 coming off a normal that should be 65 degrees and there is your sunset, 7:31 in the evening, 91 in millville and a hot 92 in dover, allentown 90 and lancaster rain cooled down to 77 and the temperature has dropped into the 70s, it feels like a steam bath out there, with the added moisture out there now with the rain. satellite and radar, a severe thunderstorm watch in pennsylvania, it only includes lancaster county, its far to the north and west. where the severe weather should remain in the evening and overnight hours. future tracker shows at 8:00, a
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random downpour and thunderstorms in parts of the wilmington vicinity. most stays north and west of the poconos and a broken line comes through and it's hit or miss, and more of a miss than hit with this cold front and sun and clouds, and where you get hit by some of these downpours and thunderstorms, a few of them are on the strong side with torrential rain and dangerous lightning. so we'll follow those on double scan this evening. high pressure comes in tomorrow with a northerly wind and less humid tomorrow and a breath of fresh air despite temperatures staying above normal at 88 degrees and better than 93 today and the heat remains dry, and oppressive. that will change again come friday, overnight very humid, with the scattered and evening thunderstorms. 65 to 72 degrees, the exclusive accuweather forecast, 88 for the next few days and the big difference will be the big drop
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in humidity for wednesday and thursday. then it turns more oppressively humid on friday with the heat going back up. 90 an saturday with downpours and thunderstorms, a wet saturday afternoon, that lingers into early sunday morning and hopefully we can kick the thunderstorms out in time for the eagles game on sunday afternoon at 80 degrees, monday and tuesday, this is what september is all about, refreshing and sun and clouds and highs in the upper 70s. >> thank you sir. >> stay on top of the changing weather situation with the new go to for the radar and the latest video from our action cam. eather for the justin beebe ser in trouble now they are blaming the paparazzi, is he facing assault charges in canada, he was
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arrested while vacationing with selena gomez, he was driving an atv that collided with a minivan. bieber has a september 29th court appearance and last month he plead guilty to reckless driving in miami. singer, chris brown, was in washington, d.c. today in court. he plead guilty to misdemeanor charges for punching a man outside of the w hotel last object. the judge sentenced him to time already served which was two days, the scuffle was a probation vi
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in montana they made a rescue with two mountain lion cubs, crews spotted the cubs under a burning wall and their fur is a little singed but they
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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rogers, meteorologist, cecily tynan and jim gardner. it is tuesday night and the big story on "action news" tonight is the apparent beheading of a second american journalist, a video is released showing the beheading of steven sotloff, the u.s. was warned he would be killed if we continued with rocket launches. the isis fighter that apparently beheads sotloff, just as you continue to strike our people,
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our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people. world news tonight with david muir will have more on this story next here on channel 6. there is more on the horrific accident saturday morning. that killed three teenage boys from -- the suv that crash the was a 15-year-old girl from new york. this will be an extraordinarily difficult way to start the new year at council rock south high school. where the boys were to begin their sophomore years. waltder perez is live now at the school. >> jim, a huge vigil is scheduled tonight at the sports complex at the school, as you mentioned, new information and it centers on a 15-year-old girl. police sources tell "action news" that not only did the